Pak worried over ‘open ended’ talks with India
Pakistan is looking to adopt a tough stance over India’s offer to resume foreign secretary level talks, as it is worried about engaging New Delhi in ‘open-ended’ talks, diplomatic sources said.india Updated: Feb 09, 2010 13:57 IST
Pakistan is looking to adopt a tough stance over India’s offer to resume foreign secretary level talks, as it is worried about engaging New Delhi in ‘open-ended’ talks, diplomatic sources said.
According to sources, Islamabad might push for a “result-oriented dialogue” in order to work out a programme for resolving all outstanding issues,
Pakistan does not want ‘open-ended talks' without any substantial results.
“We are not interested in just talks ... We are looking for a fruitful engagement that will result in the solution of real problems and help bring peace,” sources said.
“We are expecting a candid exchange of views on all aspects of relations with India, including the agenda of the talks ... There are several issues, such as India’s refusal to resume the composite dialogue immediately,” they added.
During the proposed talks, Pakistan may also seek India’s assurance that New Delhi would not suspend the peace process in case of another terrorist attack by “non-state actors”.
The composite peace talks were suspended after the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
While Pakistan has consistently been demanding the resumption of the peace talks, India has refused to come to the negotiation table until Islamabad brings 26/11 perpetrators to justice.